About Us

About Us

A Family Business

Duncan Hardware and Supply, Bedford, IN, circa 1962
Duncan Hardware and Supply, Bedford, IN, circa 1962

Duncan’s Creative Kitchens got its start in 1962 as the kitchen department of Duncan Hardware, owned by J.C. Duncan, Sr. in Bedford, Indiana.

In 1973, J.C.’s son, Bill, spun-off the kitchen design business from his parents’ hardware store as Duncan’s Custom Kitchens.  Later, in 1984, he relocated to Florida, where he worked for other kitchen design firms. Eventually, Bill decided to launch Duncan’s Creative Kitchens in Bradenton, Florida in 1987.

Though he had been involved with the business since 2nd grade, Bill’s son, Scott, officially joined the family business in 1993. Scott quickly became the principle designer realizing he would make a better designer than installer. Graduating from Indiana University in 1992, Scott earned his Interior Design license from the State of Florida in 1998 (# ID0004131).

Upon Bill’s retirement in 2000, Scott became the third generation of Duncans to lead the family business.  Scott has also taken an active role in the Central Florida Chapter of National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). He served on the executive committee of the NKBA from 1995 to 2008.

What We Do

Duncan’s Creative Kitchens specializes in kitchens and baths, but also designs home offices, entertainment centers, closets, libraries, media rooms, and anywhere else your imagination can envision cabinetry.  Our Stressless Remodeling Program ™ is our exclusive approach to design that minimizes the headaches and worries associated with any major construction project. Within a matter of a few weeks, your dream kitchen could become a reality.

Our design studio is located at 5765 Manatee Avenue West, in Palma Sola Square. You’ll find a full assortment of cabinetry, counter tops, and hardware for your home remodeling projects. Our helpful and knowledgeable design staff can guide you along the way.

While you’re there, ask for a copy of our Reference Book. It will list nearly all of our clients since 1987. Browse through it. You’ll be surprised at how many of your neighbors and friends have become satisfied clients, some even completing more than one project with Duncan’s Creative Kitchens.

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Our new kitchen is a joy every time I enter and work in it. The increased storage space was well worth everything, not to mention the wonderful new appearance! The Corian was a great benefit. All of our friends, when seeing our new kitchen immediately say WOW! They all think it looks like we added length, but it was because of removing the broom closet. This was Scott’s suggestion – and a good one! We are very happy and feel we have increased our investment.

- W. Stengel - Golf Lakes, Bradenton